Christina Force. Photo consultant
Leon's years of experience in shooting advertising and commercial work seem to me to have really consolidated in the last few years, and it was easy for me to help him put together a beautiful folio of work.
Donald Holder - Business Development and Bid Manager Martinus Rail NZ
Easily the best photographer I've ever worked with. Nothing is too much trouble. Takes direction well. Comes up with creative solutions on the spot. Always up for whatever will get the best shots in the can. Has all the gear. Hosts his own online photo library service. Consummate pro. Knows everyone in the business. And a lovely chap. (Searches notes for negatives. Comes up empty-handed.) Recommended.
Graham Dolan - Creative Director NZME
Leon is an excellent photographer and a true professional. Great with talent and clients alike, he can always be relied upon to deliver on any brief. Always a go-to for me and my team.
Clif Shaw - Sales Director - WE Integrate Ltd
Leon ‘The Cameraman’ put together a promotional video recently for our software. It was targeted at giving our overseas’ partners a visual representation of our product for them to educate and promote to their customers. From start to finish Leon was very insightful and creative while at the same time, very grounded in his approach. He quickly understood what we were trying to achieve and by using a story board to outline his ideas, we were very confident before starting he was going to produce what we needed. What impressed us most was how easy Leon was to work with, he made our client who was featured in the video feel very much at ease and everything came together without a lot of back and forward. I would highly recommend Leon to anyone needing video or visual representation of their product or service and we will be using The Cameraman again shortly for follow up videos.
Honors and Awards
2014 Silver Award Advertising - Conceptual for "Taming the Tax Beast" in the International One Eyeland Awards.
2014 Bronze Award Advertising - Self Promotion for "The wrong Season" in the International One Eyeland Awards.
2007 Gold Award Pride in Print for AIPA Book
2007 Supreme Award Finalist Pride in Print for AIPA Book
2004 Bronze Award for Black and White Print NZIPP Awards
2004 Bronze Award for Series NZIPP Awards
2003 Bronze Axis Award
2002 Bronze Award for Editorial NZIPP Awards
2002 Silver Award for Self Promotion NZIPP Awards
2002 Silver Award for People NZIPP Awards
1999 Bronze Axis Award
1998 Gold Award for Advertising NZIPP Awards
1998 Silver Award for Self Promotion NZIPP Awards
1998 Silver Award for People NZIPP Awards
1998 Silver Award for Landscape NZIPP Awards
1998 Silver Award for Editorial NZIPP Awards
2007 – 2009 President of AIPA (Advertising & Illustrative Photographers Association of NZ)
2003 – 2007 Vice President of AIPA